Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Psychiatric Detention

Dec. 23, 2015, 6:01 p.m.

Case: 1512-4653

Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a male suspect having thrown a beer bottle at a male victim, which caused an injury to the victim’s face. BART and Berkeley Police Officers unsuccessfully searched for the suspect, while the victim was treated by paramedics for what was determined to be a minor lip injury; he also refused further medical attention. Approximately 40 minutes later, Berkeley Police Officers were called to the corner of Russell and Grand Streets regarding a male suspect experiencing mental health issues (i.e., hearing voices, wishing to be killed by police); and determined he matched the description of the station’s assault suspect. BART Officers then transported the victim and a witness to the suspect’s location for in-field identification(s), and determined he was the assault suspect. However, due to his mental health issues, he was transported to the county’s mental health pavilion where was placed on a psychiatric hold, along with a police hold. Once the suspect is cleared by mental health care professionals, he will be booked into the county jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

Prohibition order
Warrant related
Weapon Assault/Battery